Tag: Europe

  • Mont Saint-Michel Fortification in France

    Just few hundreds years ago, fortifications were the inevitable part of every important city in Europe. They weren’t only a symbol of power, they were built with a purpose to protect the highest officials and most important persons in case of war. Fortresses were build in very well chosen locations. Usually, architects and engineers who […]

  • Exploring Jewels of Seville in Spain

    The notable city in Europe, Seville or Sevilla is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 meters above sea level. The […]

  • The Ruins of Dunnottar Castle in Scotland

    Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 km south of Stonehaven. The surviving buildings are largely of the 15th–16th centuries, but the site is believed to have been an early fortress of the Dark Ages. Dunnottar played a strategic role in the […]

  • Valentine’s Day Special. Win A Romantic Room for Two!

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, HostelBookers unveils its best budget accommodation options for couples, many of which are in romantic cities across of the world. Consisting of charming guesthouses, boutique hostels and intimate B&Bs with romantic room designs, they are a budget friendly alternative to the hotel this Valentine’s Day.

  • Top 10 Secret Attractions of Turkey

    Turkish History. The history of Turkey dates back to the settling on the Anatolian Peninsula, which most of the country is comprised of.  Early Neolithic settlements were evidenced by shards of pottery that has been excavated throughout the region.  The settlement of Troy began during this period and continued well into the Iron Age.  The […]

  • Genuine Fake Watches in Turkey (Funny)

    My friend was recently visiting Turkey and sent me these funny photos of “genuine fake watches” for tourist souvenirs. The “genuine fake watches” signs were visible everywhere. It is kind of shocking. Turkey with about 70 million of people is surely an interesting place to be. Why? At least in China, they don’t openly declare […]

  • Fabulous Aurora Pictures in Norway

    The photographer, Michaelang Ole shot these beautiful and amazing aurora on September 2010, nearby Skittenelv in the Tromso area, in northern Norway. He, together with his two friends, Frank and Knut, were out chasing the aurora, after a 30min drive outside of Tromso, they pulled the car over when they found their strategic location. Then […]

  • Traveling to Amazing Ice Lake on Mars

    This is a giant patch of frozen water inside an unnamed impact crater on Mars as highlighted in OPD Blog. The existence of this water-ice patch on Mars makes life a more likely possibility and raises the prospect that past or present life will one day be detected. Where there is ice, there is water. […]

  • Four Incredible Sights You Can Reach by Car in Finland

    This guest post was contributed by Lela Lake for Finland holiday experts, Baltic Travel. Finland is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden on the west, Norway on the north and Russia on the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland. […]

  • Best Villas and Apartments in the World

    A holiday is the best time of the year when one can relax and have a great time with friends and family. The most important part of any vacation is the accommodation. The accommodation is that part of the holiday which can make it relaxing and rejuvenating. Many times a hotel is not the preferred […]